Honda Bundles Enhanced Safety Features into "Safety Package (tentative name)"
Including the "City-Brake Active System"
Tokyo, Mar 29, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) - Under the concept of "offering
collision-free vehicles to more drivers," Honda Motor Co., Ltd. developed
the "City-Brake Active System," an accident avoidance support system,
and bundled it into the "Safety Package (tentative name)" with
enhanced safety features that also includes vehicle occupant protection
technology such as side airbags and side curtain airbags. The "Safety
Package" will be adopted for the all-new Fit which will go on sale in this
While driving at speeds of less than approximately 30km/h, the City-Brake
Active System gives audio and visual warnings to the driver when the system
recognizes* a high risk of collision by the laser radar installed in the upper
part of front windshield in order to support the avoidance and to mitigate the
level of damage of an accident. If the driver does not take action to slow
down, the system will apply brakes automatically.
The City-Brake Active System also features a function that restrains the false
start of the vehicle. While remaining stationary or driving at speeds of less
than approximately 10km/h, if the system determines that the driver stepped too
hard on the accelerator pedal -- for instance by mistakenly stepping on the
accelerator pedal instead of the brake pedal -- when there is an obstacle
within approximately four meters in front of the vehicle, the driver will
receive audio and visual warnings, and the system will control engine output to
restrain the vehicle from moving forward.
Under the global slogan of "Safety for Everyone," Honda will
continue to advance its commitment to its customers in the area of safety and
continue striving to realize an accident-free mobility society where people and
mobility coexist safely.
* Depending on driving and/or weather conditions, the radar may not recognize
the vehicle properly.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (TSE:7267/NYSE:HMC/LSE:HNDA.L) is one of the leading
manufacturers of automobiles and power products and the largest manufacture of
motorcycles in the world. Honda has always sought to provide genuine
satisfaction to people worldwide. The result is more than 120 manufacturing
facilities in 30 countries worldwide, producing a wide range of products,
including motorcycles, ATVs, generators, marine engines, lawn and garden
equipment and automobiles that bring the company into contact with over 19
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